Local Business Woman Writes Book To Honor The Legacy Of Her Late Father

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Stephanie Sinkfield
Stephanie Sinkfield

After suddenly losing her father to  cancer in 2011, local State Farm Insurance Agent, Stephanie Sinkfield knew the only way to overcome the grief of losing her hero, role model, and  MTSU basketball legend was putting pen to paper and writing her first novel. This book entitled Shoot the Lights Out has been released for sale by Sinkfield’s Publishing Company, InSink Press, Amazon, Nook, and CreateSpace.

Shoot the Lights Out is a book about the power of love, family dynamics, and relationships with friends and the opposite sex and the love of basketball.  The book addresses issues such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, the ongoing struggle of strong males, single parenthood and the importance of leaving a legacy of positive influence on the people in your life. 

“My late father instilled in me that the power of love and humor can help you overcome almost everything and my debut “chick lit” encompasses both and whole lot more,” said Ms. Sinkfield. “If you’re ready to laugh out loud, cry, and dream a little, then Shoot the Lights Out is the book for you.”

A native of Nashville, Ms. Sinkfield and her husband Gerald moved to Chattanooga in 1995. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rollins College located in Winter Park, Fl.  An avid reader who dreamed of writing a novel, Ms. Sinkfield owns a State Farm Insurance Agency in East Brainerd.

Shoot the Lights Out is available as a paperback for $14.99 and an Ebook for $6.99. A personalized autographed copy is $20. For more information visit www.insinkpress.com or call 401-8980.


Perry Perkins Endorsed By Chattanooga Fire Fighters

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.  "The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience ... (click for more)

Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be military vehicle and cockpit tours on Saturday. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage ... (click for more)

Bus Driver Will Not Face Charges In Tragic Bus Accident

Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan announced in a Friday afternoon press conference that the investigation into the death of six-year-old Zackery Bryant at Chattanooga Valley Elementary has been officially declared complete and that there will be no criminal charges. Zackery died tragically on Monday morning after being hit by a school bus after stepping off. According to Sgt. Sturdivan, ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)